28 hours in the life of Basil:
8 pm - editing narration of book about serial rapist...almost done.
10 pm - read Bible with my boys & try to erase serial rapist character from thoughts...he's way creepy.
11 pm - lay in bed
11:01 pm - think about how modern
pirates hiding out on an island could be captured by Marines Mike & Mojo for part of my WIP
1 am - drift to sleep & dream of Marines chasing serial rapist pirates around island
4 am - wake up to pee....I'm over 40
4:05 am - 5 am - repeat 11p-1am sequence till again asleep...but this time
the serial rapist pirates have the upper hand and found some of the
6:45 am - jolt awake realizing I need to finalize my "Ebook Self Publishing" presentation for Tuesday night at the library
6:55 am - sit in comfy wing-back recliner and boot up laptop then realize I already prepared the presentation.
7 am - make coffee, sit down and finalize presentation for Sunday School. Teaching kids "Jehovah Shalom", God of Peace.
10 am - drive ten miles to church on icy rain slicked roads (yeah, it
rained on top of our four feet of snow Sunday...very fun driving).
11 am - teach God of Peace Lesson to kids
12 pm - retain calm exterior with class room of 6 six year olds who all have something amazing to tell me...all at once.
1:30 pm - try to reign in a few dozen lunch energized kids to practice for Christmas play...reminding self He's a God of Peace
2:30 pm - Piano Recital for two sons, ...one played jazz, one played classical...both did really well
3 pm - In Laws call during recital, "FIL is sick, can you come cook for
this little dinner I am having tonight. Its our choir Christmas party.
Its only about 40 people"
4 pm - Start grill, 30 mph freezing wind blows flames toward me wherever I stand...at least the fire on my coat is warm.
5:45 - finish cooking steaks, help finish plating food, eat, help wife
& kids do dishes while party goers play Christmas party games.
7 pm - finish dishes, last of guests leave, kids ask to go home so we can watch netflix movie "Thor".
8 pm - watch Thor....it's cool
10 pm lay back in bed again
10:30 - wonder if Thor could help Marines get serial rapist pirates and save hostages on island.
Midnight - remember I have a day job and force self to sleep. Dream about USMC
MGySgt Thor Odinson, chasing pirates around the library while I am
talking about ebook self-pubbing on Tuesday.
two days after the grilling even, my nice wool coat still smells deliciously like smoked meat